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Colorado State Football 2012: Rams Host Practice In Denver

In an effort to reach out to the huge alumni base in Denver, the Colorado St. football team decided to bring the action to them, as the Rams practiced at Infinite Park in front of an estimated 1,000 fans. As new head coach Jim McElwain told the Colorado State athletic site, this is something he would like to make an annual tradition:

"You know what? This is great," said McElwain. "I really think that this is something that should become a tradition. The fact that we have over 43,000 alums right here in Denver and an opportunity to come out on a great night, the guys kind of enjoyed it and under the lights had kind of a little spark."

The Rams will have their second scrimmage of spring ball on Sunday back in Fort Collins and McElwain is excited to see how his team handles the conditions that are expected:

"This will be great. We will get a good film session in tomorrow morning and will be able to get ready to go for Sunday. We are shooting for around noon on Sunday and from what I understand, we will probably have snow and one of those wind things where you can't stand up and it will be great. It is spring in the front range right?"

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